Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bridges Community Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centre for World Solidarity N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Page SUM 1,950,037

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bridges Community Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centre for World Solidarity N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Page SUM 1,950,037

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Story Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,004
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teatro Vision CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 103,076
Page SUM 1,566,253

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bridges Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catlin Gabel School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centre for World Solidarity India Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Page SUM 1,950,037

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13280 records found.